| 25 June 2020

Testing the boundaries — Employment Court provides fresh guidance on the employee vs contractor distinction

It is vital for employers to understand the legal distinction between an employee and an independent contractor. The status of employee is a gateway to access minimum employee entitlements, such as KiwiSaver, parental leave, holiday pay and the entitlement to raise a personal grievance under the Employment Relations Act 2000 (ERA).


By Melissa Hu-Davidson, Solicitor